Friday, October 23, 2009

Take a Spin - Mojo Monday

This week I have had so many challenges thrown at me.

We just found out on Wednesday that my Brother-in-law has to go for heart surgery in November. He's only 37 years old. And seeing how my dad had died from heart complications, we are all very stressed out. We are probably not as stressed out as my brother-in-law though, who is not taking the news very well. I am hoping that the surgery goes well for him. I am hoping that I can go out to Manitoba and help my sister out when he does have the surgery.
And of course, I have my regular stresses with the swim club and hockey practises. I find that I am only home to sleep lately. Wade, my DH, even said that he hardly sees me anymore. This weekend, I only have one hockey game in town so hopefully we can do something as a family this weekend.

I did manage to get another Mojo Monday card made in the midst of all my chaos. This is a standard 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card. The card stock base is from American Crafts Christmas collection; patterned paper: Basic Grey Figgy Pudding Collection; ribbon: Making Memories Passport Collection; stamps: Close To My Heart; sticker: Love Elsie Noel.

As you can tell by the sketch I didn't follow it exactly. I put my own spin on it. I had a hard time with how the sketch was layed out. So I moved thing around a little bit. I really like the results.

Let me know what you think of it. Did I go to far out it left field with this card? Does it follow the sketch design? Let me know.

Thanks for looking. Have a great week.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mojo Monday October 12

I have finally finished a Mojo Monday. I haven't been able to for a while. I have been completely wrapped up with Swim Club and Hockey. But I did manage to take a day for myself and finish this card.

I love it! I love the colors, I love the pattern, I love the stamping. I can't believe how well it turned out.

Everything is Close to My Heart, except the die cut mittens. Those are from American Crafts, Holiday House. The mittens finished off the card so nicely.
Thanks for looking and don't forget to leave a comment on my blog. Let me know if you liked it or didn't.
Have a great week!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Lights, Camera, Action

I have been doing tons of videos on YouTube lately. I bought a web cam and it makes putting the videos together so much easier. I have posted quite a few on the Workshop on the Go Program offered by Close to My Heart.

I haven't been doing the Mojo Monday cards lately. I guess you could say I lost my Mojo!! I have found the last few sketches were a little to complex. They are fantastic designs, don't get me wrong, but I look at them and have no idea where to start. Therefore, I have been making a lot of videos to fill my time.

Please be sure to watch some of them. Click on the link below and it will take you to my latest video.